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korea missile defense approaches we are integrating japanese sensors into the space surveillance network and cooperating with australia on the space capabilities. we are enhancing our access and sustainment across the region in addition to rotational the deploying the combat ships in singapore as i mentioned earlier we are exploring options for training there. with of the philippines we're exploring options for the rotational deployments in priority areas. we are focused on prisons and capabilities and strengthening their maritime domain awareness. we are in tikrit ingalls commissions and capabilities with japan and taking numerous steps to solidify our enduring presence on the creative peninsula we have our technology sharing and defense trade with india another state so important to our rebalanced and we believe to the broad security and prosperity of the 21st century. we believe that given the inherent links between india and the united states in values and political philosophy that the only limit to our cooperation with india should be our independent strategic decisions because any
is a tradition involved in the defense supply chain and how it matters this symposium seemed appropriate and timely and one of the missions as he mentioned that the potomac institute is to elevate the policy discussions on the matter is of critical when portents to the nation. from not going to speak today to defy dewitt will only be to fill in for the deputy assistant secretary of, and security who unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute. i did have a short article you'll see on the front table and it's also on the web site, but the supply chain threat is as much a matter of national security as it is cybersecurity it's part and parcel and in some ways it is as difficult if not more difficult is ongoing in washington to address this nation needs a couple some discussion of how to approach this matter with the real concerns are even before we get to what the answers are it must be recognized as a threat. it must be recognized the status quo is not acceptable and it's not even possible. it's not going to remain the same one we were a mother and we must recognize the government inte
dimensions of cyber innovation both on the threat side and the defensive side. we are also joined by paul nguyen. he looks nice and all this but he's one of these guys that if you dig deep into his past he's a cool hacker. [laughter] he has a hacking pass and he put that past to good use. so we have to who really understand what the cutting edge of what's going on. let me open up, would you think about innovation, i am not an x. or industries by two very much realize, it has been discussed in this morning and perhaps a clichÉ of the young man in the philippines years ago who hatched the love bug virus. it just seems to me that we have evolved so much of far beyond us you've got stuxnet, major innovation. you still have the paul nguyen after just having fun and hacking into systems. but i would love to get a quick snapshot of how you both see this date like them both in the court world at the national security world of what you think the biggest headlines are. as you do what i want to throw one buys out and get, particularly catherine state, i would've these in glossy magazines called sov
defense attorney, stood on a downtown los angeles sidewalk and he watched his chief investigator seized by the police caught in the act of bribing a juror. a few weeks later, darrow was indicted on two counts of bribery, and burt franklin, the investigator, agreed to testify against them. he swore that darrow had ordered him to pay $4000 to jurors who agreed to vote not guilty. and darrow was at that time at the height of the same one of america's foremost trial lawyers, political leaders and populist champions, and his careened staggered off track there in southern california. caught up by shame he left his wife one reunite for the apartment of his mistress. with a revolver in one pocket and a whiskey barrel -- whiskey bottle in the other, he sat down and vowed to kill them so. she brought out two glasses. they sat at a wooden table underneath one of those swinging bare lightbulbs. and fortunately for us she talked him out of it. he went on to create an american architect, lawyer for the little guy, advocate for the common folk. poking his thumbs, regarding the jury from beneath that c
interested in foreign policy and even issues like the defense budget? and that's why issues like that and the onces we don't know about that make me wary of all these straight line projections we're make in the future based on what things look like right now. >> anyone want to address the point? >> which point? >> the point about . >> pick on any of the points. i meant the point about iran and the likely hood we would enter in to military action there regardless of who wins. [inaudible] >> question from the audience? >> yes, sir. front row. >> microphone approaching you from the left. governor romney said he wants to create 12 million jobs during his term, that's 250,000 jobs a month. in the past, the u.s. has always been an exporter. and that was what created jobs. how do you see his promise of creating 12 million jobs in four years? >> unlikely. [laughter] >> okay. that's one view. anybody want to elaborate on that? >> look, i think we are in a completely different, you know, job market. we're about -- a few weeks during the convention which is bill clinton lineback in 1990 if
programs for defense companies, transportation companies. they get federal dollars so they can do these programs. these programs go away january 1st pairs of these companies including defense, health care, transport will have to notify employees by november, the end of october to notify employees their jobs are cut. so in addition to the largest tax increase were going to see since world war ii, were also going to see a host of layoffs at year-end, all as a result of ignoring the fiscal class, which is why there is so much talk about it. so you know, i do think we are walking on shaky ground and unfortunately the president has been unable to provide the leadership required to get these two groups together, the right and the left. you know, part of the job of the commander-in-chief has to be to compromise and bring these two groups together. for congress to say we're going on vacation for five weeks and then come back and say we go away again until after the election, with nothing done about the fiscal class is truly irresponsible. and the fact that the leadership -- there is no le
. and the implications for missile defense. and then from then i will move on to conclude. in the case of iran, which i think we can say this every now again in the nose, and i saw just yesterday a story about will israel deliver an october surprise. the fundamental problem here is, is the possibility of a cuban missile crisis in the middle east. and to understand this, we briefly go back to what nikita khrushchev had in mind. khrushchev, in 1961, met in june with president kennedy, the enemy. and he pushed kennedy a round. kennedy himself said later he really beat me up. he decided that kennedy was not up to it, and kennedy said what about the possibility of -- i'm paraphrasing not having a transcript in front of me -- what about the possibility of miscalculation? you have to be careful. and khrushchev sent miscalculation, miscalculation. i don't want to hear this word of miscalculation. i'm tired of hearing it. so in 1961, khrushchev decided partly, many because of the summit, that he could pushed kennedy a little further. so what he did was, working with the east german leader, they begin the berlin
in the department of defense for managing the supply chain and then all of a sudden decide that you are going to apply that single solution to everything the department of defense by is. we wouldn't people to buy anything if that were the case. >> the only thing i would add is the trusten suppliers of objects but also as melissa referred to in her talk those that support those things the trust that might install or maintain them as well. >> i think we are talking about multiple definitions of a trusted supplier to the if you look at it from the business point of view, many of the supply years have to go through a set of requirements that means whatever those security brandt integrity of the overall company whether it's a background investigation the companies have to go through to supply to other companies to meeting all of the legal requirements, for example the corruption act for mean osha standards and i'm just citing the ones in the united states they have to meet the requirements of many different countries laws, and sometimes it is difficult to become a supplier to a high brand-name a a
define a new defense strategy for the twenty-first century in a remarkable process last winter, steered personally by president obama which was unprecedented in my experience. the president brought together the leadership of the department of defense and others in a conversation about the future trajectory of national defence that went on through several months. we made a series of decisions through that process to design a balance, effective defense strategy, taking into account cuts imposed upon us and above all making the transition. .. >> underlying our security engagement with the region is our support for longstanding principles that go well beyond security. a free and open access to commerce, of a just international order that upholds the rule of law, of open access to all domains, and of the peaceful resolution of disputes. we seek a peaceful asia-pacific region where all the states of the region, all of them, can enjoy the benefits of security and continue to prosper just as they have for almost 70 years, since the valiant efforts of the brave men and women who fought
for and civil liberties. let's repeal the patriot act. i would've ever send the national defense authorization act allowing for you and i to be arrested and detained without being charged by the u.s. government. the spring about marriage equality, get out of afghanistan tomorrow. bring the troops home. let's end the drug wars. look, these are democrat issues come historically democrat issues that they aren't going anywhere and today. just like republicans, historically issues have been about dollars and cents. and neither one of the parties do well in the areas they are supposed to do well. they are horrible in the areas they don't do well and coming meeting romney is horrible on civil liberties and obama is horrible when it comes to dollars and cents. >> as a libertarian now, is it a little tougher to get media attention away from the two-party system and especially as the campaign goes on this fall? >> speaking for myself personally, there's probably been a 30% pickup in attention given, making the switch. so now, i think just the opposite, that it has picked up an unbelieving that when peop
including likely decisions on the voting rights act. the defense of marriage act and affirmative action at public universities. the supreme court hears its first oral argument for the new term on many. this is an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. good afternoon. i am doug cox and on behalf of the federal society welcome to our september luncheon. today's event is sponsored by the societies practice groups, the d.c. lawyers chapter and the faculty division. our program today is the little a little different from the regular lunches at the waist down in chinatown. for example there is no congo on the menu that-somethings but some things are more pardoned than chinese food no matter how yummy. the new supreme court term promises to be one of those very important things so we have pulled together and all storm panel of experts to give us their thoughts and insights. our moderator today is pete williams nbc news justice correspondent. among his many other comp which meant he is well-known for being one of the first journalist along with h
and defense is going to take some kind of a hit and that is going to be pretty ugly medicine for republicans. you know, fred if you were sitting down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and steny hoyer or glen if you were sitting down with mitch mcconnell or john boehner, or eric cantore and they are about to go in the room and get a lot of love on their hands and the ankle deep in blood -- not to be too vivid. [laughter] .. sort of point out sort of all the different angles, and i really believe, you know, there are times in the country when you are not looking for abc. you are looking from one a-z. i'm writing a book on the 1815 compromise, and it seems people listen more. but putting my fact had on what i would tell them is -- and i'm sure glen could say this, too, talking to people on the phone, talking to people in focus groups, i'm always very impressed as a few good american that when you get down to it to the american people have common sense. they may not like some medicine. like with my kids, none of the medicines of the pharmacy you put a sweetener and they have it all the time that
. and in my defense -- [laughter] i would just like to say, you know, whatever, okay? [laughter] it was basic cable, all right? you don't pay extra for cnn. [laughter] and everything. no, it was somewhat more informed decision than it. i thought the law was going to be overturned based on the oral arguments in part, because in my experience and rehnquist and roberts court this is not accord with the they play a lot of devils advocate. they use oral arguments. their questions to make their case to the colleagues, and it sure looked to me during most of the arguments that the five conservatives were very much leaning against the obama administration on the key argument in the case, which was uzbek commerce clause of article one of congress to pass the individual mandate. which says individuals have to get health insurance. and as i sat in court on june 28 and heard chief justice roberts announce his decision in the case, i learned the edge to the question, which was no, it doesn't. the commerce clause does not allow the court, the congress to invoke an individual mandate. but then any decision
the issues like the defense budget, and that's why it's issues like that and the ones the we don't even know about that make me weary of all of these street line projections that we are making in the future based on what things look like right now. >> do any of you want to address that point? >> that is the point about iran and the likelihood that we would actually enter into some sort of military action regardless of who wins. >> right now it's not clear to me. >> questions from the audience. yes, sir. >> microphone from the left. >> governor romney's that he wants to create 12 million jobs during his term, that's to hundred 50,000 jobs a month. in the past the u.s. has always been an exporter and that is what created jobs. how do you see his promise of creating 12 million jobs in four years? >> unlikely. [laughter] does anyone want to elaborate on that? >> i think we are in a completely different job market. the convention back in 1992 was if you work hard and play by the rules you should expect to be in the american middle class and i said condensation but that's basically what he's been
and pundits who watch the oral argument of that case and said, in my defense, i would just like to say, whatever, okay? [laughter] it was basic cable, all right? [laughter] you don't pay extra for cnn. >> no, it was somewhat more informed of a position on that. it looked to me during most of the arguments that the five conservatives were very much leaning against the obama administration on the key argument in the case. which is does the commerce choir in turn caused allow congress to pass the individual mandate. which says that individuals have to get health insurance. as i sat in court and heard him make the decision, i thought, the commerce clause does not allow the congress to invoke the individual mandate. john roberts mentioned a subsidiary argument that had been mentioned in passing. individual mandate was a permissible use of the taxing power of congress and not the commerce clause and thus the law can be upheld. i think that there were three main reasons. the first was i think you have to take things at face value and that would be a legitimate use of it. the second and third,
to defense budget will mean to small businesses and factories that supply defense contractors and honor veterans. will these businesses be shut down? what we can our national security because a weakened economy? these are tough questions. veterans need to know that the american legion and our elected officials are working hard to resolve these issues. these men and women have sacrificed in ways we are only beginning to understand. their families have and will, it's truly up to us to ensure their sacrifices are rewarded, the promise of a brighter future. that brighter future we all know depends on the ability to earn a decent living. in my written testimony you will find jobs among american legion's list of priorities. a struggling economy is specifically improved career prospects for veterans. will go a long way towards solving the number of problems facing our nation today. it's no secret that a large percentage of american veterans are struggling to find work, having faced jobless rate is much is two-thirds higher than in the comparable civilian population in the past year. the americ
in the defensive, at the end of the day, you are going to lose. but for some reason, they never listen to me. oh, yes, one time the secretary said something to me like, if we go north, you know, the chinese may come south. and then for the american, they don't want to see, you know, a second korean war. so we always on the defensive, with so much limitation. >> let me interrupt, only because we're running out of time. the sandals versus the shoe steer was when you dropped your south vietnamese people dressed in the black pajamas in the north. >> mm-hmm. >> c.i.a.-led, c.i.a.-generated, and you said the c.i.a. misread the fact when they dropped people in in the north they had shoes on, but the north vietnamese wore sandals. >> yeah, well, what we learn later is that, you know, under the communist system, they recognized people and trained the people and have very tight and very effortly system to control, you know the people. so when a new foreigner infiltrate in their hamlet village, if you don't pay attention to the detail, you know, even your accent and the way you eat, you know, they will rec
court is declared unconstitutional. the defensive marriage act has been declared unconstitutional by a number of federal courts and appeals from those judgments are now before the supreme court not part by the government because the obama administration also believes that that was unconstitutional but also brought by the house of representatives which has a right to defend an act of congress that the president chooses not to defend, and i think it is a sure bet the court is going to undertake a review of the defensive marriage act again because there are judgments on the books of the lower court saying that it's unconstitutional. so again, that kind of agenda setting function, what we are to be hearing about and the beating and talking about and also getting a decision and it really lies within the power of the court under appreciated power because one thing it raises is how do the justices know what's important? how do they know what the should be deciding? obviously when people bring their appeal to the supreme court they lay out the case and the format of one of the petitions t
their product all over the world. in fact, probably the department of defense should plan on moving its operations entirely to memphis to move everything out of memphis which we can get at a financially successful manner, and efficient manner. but we don't want have our buildings limited so we can't house them when they come there, and i know they are all coming. >> we are saying the same thing. it's finding the right balance. >> there will be opportunities for comment, and analysis based on cost as will? >> we are looking carefully at it. we will get back to you with which the process going forward. >> thank you for all of your work, and i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chair. how about if we pulled some positive genes? can you tell me some of the positive things about nextgen if it would go right now? >> yes, sir. i think we can point to the fact that with congressional urging and reports from both us and the ig we are now beginning to see some goals and metrics for nextgen and the congress can better monitor progress and we can monitor progress as
. >> anything else you would like to tell us that the defense committee would be helpful if we knew? >> all i would say is, you know, coming out from it in sitting here, back in london and not having access to all the things come you are driven by a perception of what is going on by the media. and i do think we are going to have some pretty difficult times ahead, that there's going to be corruption scandals and all of that, but i don't see anything that i've seen in the last year sufficiently bad to derail this strategy. and i do think we've got the right policy in terms of the time to go. we could come out earlier. he could come out earlier and in greece the risk. the corollary of that ip is listed under would be more likely. i don't think that's true. i think there comes a point where you've outlived your usefulness and coming out in an orderly a fashion by the end of 2014 will tip the balance. i think the taliban will find it difficult to sustain an insurgent the against the people when we remove their excuse they are fighting and that will tip the balance. so however difficult it is, it i
is the progress of technology and the events of the increased efficiency of technology and missile defense which probably is grain to have different kinds of arms control going down to the ctbt among other things. >> thank you. it's good to see you. picture of arms control over the next four years. welcome from the perspective of president obama come he has made no secret of the fact of his so-called prague initiative that he is eager to pursue a continued step by step productions in the nuclear weapons. so that is one priority goal for this administration. it is a goal by the way that is laid out in the preamble to the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty. so it is a goal that the russian federation and the united states have both articulate it. sir, i think that we will be looking for ways to accomplish those reductions. the president the day that he signed the treaty leigh of three goals for the next round of negotiations. he said we want to seek reductions in the non-strategic nuclear weapons as tactical nuclear weapons, non-deployed nuclear weapons, that is weapons tel dan the storage facilities, and redu
're very careful, very defensive when i ask them how do you relate to the political parties in spain. they all smile and say we keep as far away from them as we can. and they do. they have nothing to do with them. [laughter] their sense is parliamentary politics is the hornet's nest of trouble and corruption. even though they clearly have their leftist -- it's very obvious when you go there they are on the left, but they do not. they want to keep very clear of the -- but they are a stunning example of what can be done. not that you have to go to other countries. cooperative enterprise. and, again, let me urge you -- i'm really embarrassed that i forgot the title, but one of your folks here in san francisco, in berkeley, john curl, curl, written a book. new edition came out this year. of the history of cooperative enterprise here in the united states. it will amaze you of how much our history as a nation is wrapped up with people who came from all over the world with all kinds of experiences they brought with them in collective or cooperative or community enterprise. last point. the k
shooting, do self-defense. those three things are second amendment guarantees are not the reasons why we have the second amendment. they are the benefits we get from the second amendment. the reason we have a second amendment is to guard against tyranny because our founding fathers understood -- [applause] founding fathers understood that if he did not have an armed populist a tyrant could take over america, so we have a responsibility not just to defend the second amendment in words, but do so, indeed, by hunting and target practicing and also self-defense, but do so in a responsible, educated, gun safety weight. put it in our culture and let's have safety in their rejection of all violence in this country. [applause] moderator: thank you very much. i want to remind the crowd that as the answer if you applied during their answer they may stop which costs them time. keep that in mind if you applauded during their answer. thank you very much. 30-seconds for a bottle. christie: i talked to a lot of people involved in law enforcement, and many of them have said this is just as much a people
israel's iron dome which is the missile defense system. we did it collectively. and when israel was faced with the palestinians going to the united nations, and declaring, asking for unilateral declaration of statehood, there was one country, one country that stood with israel and stop that, and that was the united states of america with me talking to the president of the united states and the secretary of state making sure that did not happen. >> moderator: thank you. our next question comes from brent boynton it will directed to senator heller. >> those of us have heard of the drought come and different degrees of nevadans, just how devastating it can be to the stake him if it were listed as an endangered species. economist tells it would shut down a lot of our economic development. realistically, what can you do in the senate to prevent that from happening. heller: there's a lot we can do on this particular issue. it's a huge issue. for someto grow. hunting and fishing in the state of nevada, i have a little bit of experience with it. 's stage growls isn't a big issue for the state of
the requirements the defense contractors must send out notices to the employees were going to be laid off and those employers are already talking about layoffs and they are getting nervous. if you are a dividend investor and will get 15 to 45%, january 1 with some probability, you are starting to worry about being in the market. so this isn't something that is going to wait until january. it's already hurting the economy and if we look over the fiscal cliff would be responsible and extreme, so the entire issue in the fiscal cliff is to get from here to the spring of 2013 being good stewards of the economy and not costing the recession and that should be the goal. now, if you look at the pieces of the cliff, the first payroll tax cut, this temporary holiday i think there is pretty much a bipartisan consensus that is going to go away. there are some tax increases. it is inconceivable but we are going to get rid of the taxes in the affordable care act between now and january 1 savitt is another increase that is going to happen for sure. that puts a premium on avoiding the rest of these tax hikes and s
old tradition he had it in buddhism. when you're a defense for if you're serious about religion never resist hour. he never challenge of our because this power is given by god. who if years dealing hit, you better deal with the pack leader and to create the revolve is going to you is theft. you have also other interpretations. when you have an unjust leader the have to resist and to have to remove them because he has to be accountable. you cannot accept an unjustly it and you have to resist. men mom -- not always as easy as this. and even he can't sell a revolution by non-violent way soon. a think that we need today, and i wrote about this milked the -- i wrote about this. my point was we had what happened, the global movement of nonviolent resistance to israel. nonviolence. when you have so many means of communication. sometimes you have to do with the means to understand non-violence it's important. successful because they were not violent. i like this man in yemen. into the street. they want to kill us. it went. very, very worried of what's happening in syria with people getting we
. that is not just about low income people but a lot of things. also true that if we spend unnecessarily on defense we are not doing other things. it is not just about taxes. there is one aspect of it, those who got it and don't share it by law. we just have -- can't do things that we need to do. but then there is the part that is not just money. people just feeling correctly that they are not wanted as part of the social fabric. they are not included. that is going to happen in a much more awful way if there is this sense of a few handfulss of people and companies, the coke brothers and all the rest of that. it is a combination of the liberal affect of money being divided and has the effect -- we have the gated community and the affects of that is much more than the gates themselves. they knew nothing about the rest of society and care nothing about the rest of society. pull up the gangplank and set the traps and heck with it. it is corrosive to the quality of the democracy itself. >> one more question. >> my name is may. my personal thought is you need to get the young people out to vote. i would
laugh over engine charlie wilson who is the secretary of defense under eisenhower. they always mangled the quote. they say what is good for general motors is good for america. now, he said what is good for america is good for general motors and vice versa. what he said is the fate of the company and the fate of the country were inextricably linked, when one does well, the other day as well, not smash and grab. >> another question is another thing that really annoys me is every time i buy something it says made in china. so i hate seeing that and that is why that's something that i just have a very strong feeling about making it products. this whole thing was becoming dependent upon china is really a problem. and the other problem is because of the way a lot of businesses operate come you can't compete with china and it's very expensive to produce domestic products in the united states. there's not that many companies who do that. there are small businesses. and you know, a lot of people in the news say we can just cut off -- we could say no to china whenever we want and just come back
, just to get a sense of her 10 years, that is more than our entire defense budget. anything by closing loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense in our history shows us that is not a recipe for job growth. look, we tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficit and it all culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. bill clinton tried the approach that i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs, what from deficit to surplus and businesses did very well. so in some ways they've got some data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans. and i believe the economy works best when middle-class families are getting tax breaks so that they've got the money in their pocket. most of us who have done extraordinarily w
peaceful for the first five months. and because the brutality ended up getting armed in self-defense. many syrians feel that he failed to name the language he used to describe the conflict is actually a popular revolution based on civil rights, basic human rights. the when you have snipers taking out children this is not a regime with which you can negotiate. this is a regime that has to go. >> i would simply direct you to an interview that defected the syrian prime minister had. it was two days ago in which he said this was for the first time made public that he has gone with the most senior leaders. the regional command to ask for a ceasefire for there to be a political dialogue. assad said no way -- nor with anybody. it is the security solution of the security solution. [inaudible] >> yes with have a number of questions from viewers onlike and following on twitter. one is directed at you very straightforward. what was the hashtag you mentioned? and can you spell it? sourialalna. thank you. >> okay. two i additional questions. one, the fall of assad would provide a bubble of opportunity.
, looking at the weaker economy, scaling back their plans. we've got the requirement that defense contractors have to send out notices to employees who will be laid off. they are already talking about whether they are getting nervous. if you're a dividend investor looking at the tax rate from 15% to 45%, january 1, with probability, you're worried about being in the market. this is not something that's going to wait until january. it's already harming the economy, and if we go over the cliff, it would be irresponsible in the extreme. the entire issue with the fiscal cliff is to get from here to the spring of 2013, being good stewards of the economy, and not cause a recession. that should be the goal. if you look at the pieces of the cliff, the payroll tax cut, the temporary holiday, there is a pretty much bipartisan consensus that's going away. there's some tax increases there. considered inconceivable we get rid of the taxes of the affordable care act from now until january 1, that's another increase for sure. that places a real premium on avoiding the rest of the tax hikes and s
cheering on all the athletes of team gb. [applause] why would a party that claims to be less defensive turn the back on the redistribution that solidarity the common bonds of the united kingdom. friends, it is up to us, it is up to us, we the labour party must be the people who fight, defend and win the battle of the unit united kingdom. [applause] [applause] and after the united kingdom i.t., there no more important area of the common life than the national -- [inaudible] [applause] the national health service. the magic of the national health service for me, that you don't leave your credit card at the door. the national health service based on a whole different set of values. a whole different set of values that the people of britain love. not to market, money, and exchange. not value to competition, care, and corporation that is why the british people love the national health service. i'm afraid they have shown in government as something they just don't understand. remember before the last election, remember those air brush poster, to protect the nhs with the picture of david cameron. r
think the will of the government is to do big things like national defense and build highways and education. and also making environment where it's easy enough for businesses to hire people and employ people and kind of stay out of everybody's way. >> host: how is it doing on those? >> caller: i don't think it's doing really well when the minimum wage is sitting at $10 an hour in some states. it's not there yet but it's getting very quick. and that isn't enough to employ people some people like myself, a small businessman, it's hard for me to employ more people when i'm having to pay so much for everything. the price of everything is going up, the price of fuel, the price of electricity, the price of food, the price of everything is going up right now. so i don't think the government is doing a good job. >> host: thanks in washington. "the wall street journal" this morning another comparison between the two candidates is and so much on the role of government, the definition of patriotism. president barack obama says he wants the new economic patriotism that mitt romney calls t
in philadelphia that we are going to see at other points in the ratification process. sort of defense and arguments. who sits at home and drafts arguments that you see letters? you don't have a staff do these things. these are people who were engaged and also -- these were not scholars. these were not people who appropriated to themselves licenses to interpret or talk about this. these were foreigners. some of them who had formal education and some did not but they cared about this country. i think that i go back to your point. you talk about the written and the unwritten constitution. the unwritten constitution is sort of trying to to bring current events and problems and development and that debate continues on each one of them and that is why you see different points. that is why arguments -- why your scholarship is so important. one thing i like about the tone is it is so positive. it is refreshing. here are some answers. let's talk about it. i tell my clerk when we work we've got to explain. your parents are immigrants. i don't think their doctors or lawyers. is there constitutio
. and there is a lot of evidence, like you say with your example of the commission on the defense, a nevada social finance says he simply living to two different universes. so it strikes me that change anything really fundamentally means we have to change attitudes. sabato says that. my question is that one issue that i see is fox news, which is essentially a 24 propaganda machine. i'm curious about your views in terms of what is the influence of fox news on the attitudes and the dialogue in this country, and how is that an asset or barrier to change or barrier to change or barrier to change that's a good question. i will broaden it a little bit i've seen fox and msnbc, neither one does a lot of good for the country. i suggest now most people in here probably anti-violence, right? i hesitate to say this, but i thought we could actually solve a lot of our nations problems if we took rush limbaugh and keith olbermann and put them in the same bag and drop them off the bridge. so i do think various problems on both sides. but if i can expand a little bit -- that was a good question and one of the wors
. let's end the drug war, let's legalize marijuana now. i would have never signed the national defense authorization act allowing for you and i as u.s. citizens to be arrested and detained without being charged. i think that's why we've fought wars. i would have never signed the patriot act. i think the homeland security's incredibly redundant. tsa should not be the federal government, it should be airports, airlines, states, knew mispalties -- municipalities. balance the federal budget now. i think we all recognize that what we're doing is not sustainable. i think the day of reckoning is close when we experience a monetary collapse. a monetary collapse, very simply, is when the dollars that we have in our pocket don't buy a thing because of the accompanying inflation that is going to go along with borrowing and printing money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar we're spending. and then front and center, jobs. i'm going to be the only candidate advocating eliminating income tax, corporate tax, abolishing the irs, replacing all of that with one federal consumption tax -- in this
the first shot? >> i'd be happy to. defensively i talk about this problem is to talk about rational ignorance and rational inaction, though as an economic matter if you cannot fix something you are irrational to ignore it. taxes are 15% of all the nations income, but you can affected. most people are rational not to do anything about. so in the way it doesn't matter to people because they can't affected it but i take it our broad effort to overcome the. so does become rational to pay attention to what's happening in concrete a more casual talk about this is to compare the quality of information that you get a different section of the newspaper. if you go to the webpage, you get charts and data and graphs that people turn to everyday and it tells them something any about their lives. if you go to the financial pages, you get david and charts and graphs that tells him about their investments. go to the sports page and you get intricate data about sports i care nothing about, but evidently somebody does. and you see the quality of data that's a bit of an ordinary newspaper, and then yo
. the offshoot of that is medical doctors are saying that we are doing less defensive medicine these days. the massachusetts medical society issued a report yesterday called "the -- state of the work force study or something like that, and they do find there's been a little shift, and doctors are now ordering fewer tests to, you know, the concept of defensive medicine -- explain that or -- >> host: please do. >> guest: okay. the concept is the patient comes in. the doctor says you're complaining of a headache, let's order up all of these tests and special scans to make sure that you don't have a brain tumor so you don't come back to me in five months and sue me for missing this. the medical profession tells you they are ordering fewer tests because now they see patients on a more routine basis, and they are not coming in complaining of a severe headache after not seeing a doctor for seven years because they have insurance and they can make primary care visits. >> host: okay. >> guest: and not show up at the emergency room. >> host: ivan in massachusetts on the democrats' line. >> caller:
in the affirmative for a justice who you believe might find the defense of marriage act which determines same-sex couples are not entitled to benefits unconstitutional and senator menendez could you vote in the affirmative for a justice who might reverse roe v. wade? menendez: . i'm not going to have a litmus test. i've had experience helping to nominate judges, confirming judges to the state superior court and to the state supreme court as a member of the judiciary and as a member of the state senate. and i am going to look to nominees for their intellect, their experience. for their predisposition to not legislate from the bench, and i will look to nominate for the president of either party and treat them fairly. as i have in the past. >> moderator: senator? menendez: well i agree with my opponent that it's important to anyone who wants to be a justice of the supreme court. certainly intellect, temperament, experience, observance of the rule of law and precedent, but the supreme court is the final word of what is the law of the land and so therefore i don't want to see more justice scalia's
respect the inherent right of self-defense displayed by turkey. >> i was a portion of today's pentagon briefing. you can see the entire event in our video library. and in just a couple of minutes comest defense campaign 2012 conference continues with a new jersey senate debate between democratic incumbent bob menendez and republican challenger, joe kyrillos a)i"aa! >> i have all the channels. house, senate plus author book reviews come the speeches, those kinds of things. @l.a. bill is coming up on the floor in the house, i watch camino, which channel i want to see because i have them all. if there is either a speech i know that you covered or a book review or someone, i am going to watch that. when i want to find out something, that has some value to a comment that's going to be one of the first places i look. i mean, i am obviously a public broadcasting fan. i watch those channels. out of a couple hundred channels i probably have five to 10 at the most that i'm going to go to. but it's going to include all the c-span channels. >> he was presidential. i think you just never know what
of weeks, we will be hosted by department of defense at air force base. the thought here as to get out and see what is happening across aerospace, whether it's education or whether it's a different facets of aviation as we talk about these issues. it is engaged and committed and would certainly remiss if i didn't bank our set chair over the course of the past two years, tom hendrix who has since moved on and also steve brown for their tremendous work and literally hundreds of volunteers working on workgroups and task groups as early as with margaret chan and i'd like to also thank andy stabile of with his help over the years. not just as members are engaged in our work, we've been very pleased with the knowledge and level of engagement with administrator michael huerta, first as official while serving as a deputy administrator, michael has become even more, not less active in our work since been elevated to the role of acting administrator. the disinterest of working closely with the aviation community, i am confident in our ability to overcome barriers to implementing nextgen. you com
building for cybersecurity including investment in strong cyber defense protections and work force training. for decade, industry and government worked together to protect the security of assets that reside in private hands from airports and sea ports, broadcast systems, and nuclear power plants. there's no reason we can't work together in the same way to protect the cyber systems of the core critical infrastructure upon which so much of the economic well being, national security, and daily lives depend. nonetheless, in the current landscape, we execute cybersecurity missions under an al mall gum of authorities that need to be updated, clarified, and streamlined. the plain fact is that we must address cybersecurity now, not years from now, and dhs is committed to working with all affected parties to move forward quickly on this issue. in the meantime, we're moving forward on building our own world class cybersecurity team with a strong dependable work force pipelined for the future. we are making investments in the cyberwork force, growing our national cybersecurity division by more than 60
words will probably drive things more than anything else. and that's defense, my dear boy, events. and then we get back to what you are saying. what will be their management style? what will be their ability a stunt history to respond to those events as they arise. spoonbill, what leadership is have you picked up? >> i think we have an incumbent president so presumably we know how he will be inclined to cover but i suppose one could argue that maybe not becoming, obama took over and over nine in a very unusual circumstance, huge majority in both houses, wind at his back but also apparently failed administration, huge financial crisis. he did various things we could second guess them or not, but rahm emanuel is as chief of staff, they're presumably because he understood how to manage congress, and that too much of a surprise have some differing to congress. may be on obamacare well. he left and is now mayor of chicago and then, of course, there was a 2010 in election and then president obama had a very different circumstance but it may be that actually he gets a new start if he win
might find the defensive marriage act which determines that same-sex coupleses are not quited to federal benefits unconstitutional when it goes to you could you vote in the affirmative for a justice that mighters are vow v wade. menendez: i'm not going have a test like that. i had experience helping to nominate judges, confirming judges to the state peer your court and the state supreme court as a member of the judiciary and the member of the state senate. i'm going to look to nominees for the intelligent, their experience, for their predispositions to not legislate from the bench, and look to nominees of the president of either party and treat them fairly. as i have in the past. >> moderator: senator. glen i agree with my opponent the various elements is very important to anyone who wants to be a diswruj or justice of the supreme court. certainly intelligent, temperament, experience, observe of the rule of law, precedent. but the supreme court is the final word of what is the law of the land. and so therefore yeah, i don't want see more just is schee ya who say discrimination against wo
our name. >> such an important question. - democrats need to start playing defense. it's been a pretty good it could have done. on the header hand, and again, this is a nonpartisan organization in the way they have to be seen and it is an acceptable skepticism the republicans are reaching but in other issues of life every single piece of legislation and the nation. on the collective bargaining come from republican. on education etc., and we can go into all of these that we need to be aggressive with both sides in the case this wasn't a priority and they were willing to spend the capitol on the issue. at a time that we are facing shock it's a unique economic crisis we need smart economic policies. on immigration reform it's a smart economic policy. it to grow one of the benefits of an immigration reform is the center for the economic that two weeks ago we released the report were the benefits of having the dream act passed so we start playing the politics and we need to be practical. >> i wanted to say that and i wanted to quote my ancestors because they almost always were right. dr. ma
tireless defense of our unalienable rights as americans. [applause] the second thing we would like to do is actually, i was hoping that i could really talk about this because i was so excited when i saw it again, but some very generous benefactors, when they heard we were going to honor brent tonight spontaneously like this, they said we want to help and we want to give something. but they are as humble as brent is, so we are not to say what it is, but norma, get the suntan lotion out and enjoy him rejuvenate for the next 25 years. [applause] to show you how unscripted arise, we were supposed to have the voice of god tonight call us at. could you have her the board of directors of the media research center. dr. fein, rebecca mercer, bill walton. mike tyson can be with this more herald sentiments, but i want to do one last thing. and that is, you should all have some champagne and ask you to rise and just join with the board ensuring that the staff of the mrc coming to think brent for his quarter century of work, his vision, his dedication. this is someone that works as hard today 25 year
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